Giants notes: Bochy fights temptation to activate Hunter Pence, Joe Panik expected back during Nationals series, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants will not rush back Hunter Pence for this weekend’s four-game series with the Washington Nationals. But there’s an excellent chance that Joe Panik will return to them before the NL East leaders leave town.   Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he was encouraged by the reports on Pence, who went 3 for 5 with a home run Tuesday for Triple-A Sacramento....
Via Giants Extra
3 hours ago

Duffy credits acupuncture to his recovery, while Bochy asserts No. 3 spot lineup's `black hole'

It's nice to know with all the modern medical techniques to help get injured ballplayers back on the field, the old methods sometimes work, too. Sometimes the really, really old and ancient methods. Matt Duffy said he hopes to be back very soon, and credits acupuncture as one of the biggest reasons. The third baseman said he had a team-supervised acupuncture treatment recently, and...
Via Giants Extra
22 hours ago

Mirrored Roots for Bruce Bochy and Mike Piazza

Baseball is not a game for the faint of heart. It’s a grueling challenge, mentally and physically, that takes a particularly fortunate breed of being. When you see a fellow player or coach, one whom you have a preexisting relationship with, reach honorable heights, you honor them. And a degree of kind-hearted jubilation registers, I would suppose. Yesterday came the annual emotionally...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: Second-half overview

Bruce Bochy must be feeling quite comfortable and happy with his ballclub.  The San Francisco Giants enter the second-half of the Major League Baseball season with the best record in the game, with 57 wins and 33 losses.  The Giants hold a six and a half game lead in the National League West over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, and it doesn’t seem like the Giants will slow down...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Bochy Ejection Inspires San Francisco Giants’ Victory

We all know the San Francisco Giants are seemingly hanging by a threat thanks to an injury-ravaged lineup. But despite the absence of impact players, the Giants hold the best record in baseball at 55-33 as they continue a three-game home stand against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Eager to keep the distance between themselves and the Los Angeles Dodgers who stand second in the NL West...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner will not be in Home Run Derby

After a lot of hype, there will be an unfortunate let down in the case of Madison Bumgarner and the Home Run Derby. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said on Thursday that Bumgarner will not be participating in the competition during the All-Star festivities. “That’s done, there will be no Home Run Derby for Madison,” Bochy said. “That’s been nixed. It’s out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bumgarner in Derby could raise money for charity

Madison Bumgarner is without question one the best power-hitting pitchers in the major leagues. So much so that the San Francisco Giants ace has expressed interest in competing in the Home Run Derby at the 2016 All-Star Game at San Diego’s Petco Park. While the determination regarding whether or not Bumgarner will get the chance to showcase his home run-hitting prowess remains...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner not worried about hurting himself in Home Run Derby

Madison Bumgarner says he is not too concerned about hurting himself in the Home Run Derby, which is the one deterrent that’s been cited as a reason to keep him out of the competition next month. Most baseball fans seemingly would love to watch Bumgarner become the first pitcher to participate in the Home Run Derby. In a poll we ran on Twitter, 88 percent of respondents said they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla was furious Bruce Bochy pulled him in 9th

San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla has blown three saves already this season, and manager Bruce Bochy was not about to give him a chance to blow a fourth on Thursday night. When Casilla got himself into another 9th-inning jam, Bochy pulled him. You can imagine how the right-hander felt about it. With the bases loaded and the Giants leading 4-2, Bochy turned to left-handed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Undergoes Heart Procedure

The San Francisco Giants may be preparing to defend their World Series championship, but some pretty sobering news came out of Arizona on Thursday. The team released a statement via Twitter indicating that manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure on Thursday after he experienced some discomfort. Here’s the Giants statement in its entirety. Following his physical yesterday...
Via Sportsnaut
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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